ERIC Number: ED489489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD
Jensen, Peter S.
Even for parents who "do everything right," the road to successful management of ADHD is seldom smooth. Now leading child psychiatrist Dr. Peter Jensen guides parents over the rough patches and around the hairpin curves in this empowering, highly informative book. Readers learn the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of making the system work-getting their money's worth from the healthcare system, cutting through red tape at school, and making the most of fleeting time with doctors and therapists. Dr. Jensen interweaves the combined wisdom of over 80 parents with his own insights as an expert practitioner and the father of a child with ADHD. Packed with planning tips, resources, moral support, and problem-solving strategies that get results, this is a book that savvy parents will turn to again and again. Following a preface, this book is divided into two parts: (1) Taking Charge of Getting Help for Your Child; and (2) What to Expect and How to Get What Your Child Needs. Appended are: (1) Parent/Advocacy Organizations and Resources You Need to Know About; (2) Funding- and Insurance-Related Resources You Need to Know About; (3) Legal/Advocacy Resources You Need to Know About; (4) Useful Books; (5) Using Behavioral Strategies to Help Your Child Improve His or Her Behavior; (6) Sample Section 504/ADA Accommodation Plan; (7) Table of Psychiatric Disorders, Symptoms, and Proven Treatments; (8) Sample Letters; and (9) Ways to Become Involved.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Parent Attitudes, Parent Materials, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Advocacy, Financial Support, Books, Parent School Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
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